Spread conviviality among the guests through little gestures that involve participation. For instance, serving cheese and appetizers on a cutting board and passing it around the table is an Italian tradition that encourages conviviality. Why not create your own Italian moment with artisanal wooden cutting boards? Serving an array of cheeses or salami, for instance, lends a rustic touch to your meal that will make you feel closer to the Mediterranean. These chopping boards are handcrafted by American designer Edward Wohl from select woods like bird’s eye maple, black cherry, white oak and black walnut.
Rather than just being faux-meat, Mamu is different. It's a mushroom-based meat alternative that's getting its launch in restaurants so that chefs can test its versatility. Flora Tsapovsky investigates.